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Advances in 3D Printing

By CRA | December 26, 2018
2018 saw an explosion in 3D printing. In addition to growing as a consumer product (the millionth 3D printer was purchased in 2017), 3D printers have been in the news, and even the focus of art exhibits. Here’s a recap of the biggest advancements in 3D printing in 2018. 3D Printing Advances in 2018 3D printing is a complex, but increasingly common, way of manufacturing virtually designed items...

Tech Tip of the Month: Backup & Disaster Recovery Preparedness

By CRA | December 18, 2018
With the amount of data businesses hold, it’s no secret that backups are key. Since we started typing term papers on word processors we learned–many of us the hard way–the importance of saving our work. While many of today’s IT solutions offer constant saving of individual work, it’s vital that businesses think big picture, long term and address very real risks. This month, Computer Resources...

The Role of Smart Cities in America's Near Future

By CRA | December 11, 2018
In the last year, interest in smart cities has risen considerably as everyone, from public safety and municipal governments to The Big Three, recognizes that the future is now. What are the features of a smart city? And what is the role of smart cities in the next few years? Today we’ll explore both what smart cities are and should be as well as how they may change life in the next few years. ...

3 Things That Your CEO Needs To Know About Managed IT

By CRA | January 26, 2017
Why Managed IT Makes Sense In Today’s Business Climate  Adoption of managed IT serviceshas been slow but is picking up as more businesses understand what it is and how it can help. CEO’s in the know are finding that it is a cost-effective solution and a strategy for building a better, more cohesive, business. Let’s look what managed IT services is and three lesser known aspects of managed IT...

3 Reasons Why Unified Communications Are a Good Idea

By CRA | August 16, 2016
The world of enterprise communication has changed a lot over the last two decades, and it's no surprise that companies need to update to the latest technologies in order to stay competitive. Anyone who has done research on modern business communication systems is likely to have heard of VoIP and Unified Communications. To the average person, these terms may appear interchangeable, but both...

Why VoIP Is the Best Option for Your Business

By CRA | August 09, 2016
Many people have heard of VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol, but not many know about the benefits of VoIP. In summary, VoIP is a technology that transmits audio files as data over a digital network to another computer or a VoIP phone or any device that you are using to communicate with. As it uses the same protocols that the Internet uses, the Internet isn't strictly necessary; therefore, call...

Learn More About BYOD Strategies For Your Business

By CRA | May 17, 2016
Do you access business data from your personal devices? Does your business allow you to store and access critical data from your phone? Have you thought about the severity if you were to compromise this data from a device that was not business issued? The notion of employees using their personal tools at work isn't new. There is a long history of employees using private vehicles for sales...

Five Ways to Maximize Your Employees’ Mobile Productivity

By CRA | May 16, 2016
Virtually every employee today has a smartphone and or tablet. Most businesses are underutilizing these devices because they belong to the employees. They are BYOD, “bring your own device,” as they say. Ignoring these devices is a mistake. Your hyper-connected employees are glued to their mobile devices. Savvy business owners and executives have realized the secret to higher employee productivity...

Pros, Cons and Solutions to Maximize BYOD

By CRA | May 03, 2016
If you have been following technology over the past 5 years, I am sure you have noticed a few trends, such as Cloud Computing, 3D printing, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT) and the list goes on. One trend that seems to be adapting to business culture is BYOD. Not to be confused with the just as popular BYOB, BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. It is the IT policy in which employees are...

How to Leverage Hosted Desktops Successfully

By CRA | March 22, 2016
This is the second blog in a two-part series touching on VDI and DaaS solutions and why a business would implement one over the other. Missed our first post? Find it here. In our first post, we introduce the basics of VDI and DaaS as well as a couple scenarios where a business would implement one over the other. Let’s briefly recap: Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) or...

Understanding the Basics of Hosted Desktops: VDI and DaaS

By CRA | March 08, 2016
Many organizations, small to large, have been faced with similar challenges relating to technology. Whether you are a business or IT executive, you have been tasked with increasing scalability and mobility while maintaining security and compliance, all for a cost that doesn’t break your budget. If you are like most organizations, the growing trend of BYOD has not made this easy. Luckily, there...

Why is a BDR solution important for your business?

By CRA | January 25, 2016
Most people believe that their data is only at risk to hackers or the rarity of a natural disaster. The reality is that 78% of all lost data is due to downtime caused by an unexpected hardware or system malfunction, and 11% is a result of human error. Lost data is regarded as one of the worst effects of downtime; which is the time in which all machinery and systems are out of action or...